Opportunity

Passport

The Opportunity Passport™ program provides financial
opportunities, support, and connections for youth ages 18+
who have experienced foster care and are currently working
or in school receiving an income.

Basic Program Overview

Learning to manage finances is a challenge for all young people, especially for those who are in or have emerged from foster care. The Opportunity Passport™ program provides financial opportunities, support, and connections for youth ages 18+ who have experienced foster care and are currently working or in school receiving an income.

Opportunity Passport™ is a multi-year matched savings program. Upon enrolling in Opportunity Passport™, participants will complete financial literacy training courses alongside their peers. Foster Success offers this program on a regional rotation around the state and will update this website when registration for a specific region opens.

Financial literacy training courses will cover a variety of financial topics including:

  • Financial Values & Beliefs
  • Credit and Loans
  • Debt Management
  • Income and Taxes
  • Budgeting
  • Saving and Investing
  • Banking
  • Identity Protection
  • Financial confidence & self advocacy

Why it’s Important

  • Chance to connect with other young people looking to grow their financial capabilities
  • Chance to connect with financial experts
  • Upon completion of financial literacy training, participants will receive $100 to kick start their savings. Once a participant has saved enough money to purchase an approved asset, they can request up to $3,500 in matched funds from Foster Success.
  • Young people engaged in Opportunity Passport™ gain financial education, experience, and capability and are empowered to reach their own financial goals.
  • Youth must complete surveys twice a year until the age of 26, which helps provide critical feedback for improving the child welfare system

Incentives…

$3,500

Match

$100

to jumpstart
savings

$40

gift cards for
each survey

$15-20

gift cards during classes for participation

Matching
about $3,500 match

Your $3,500 match can be used at one time or applied to multiple purchases for approved assets between now and your 26th birthday

Approved assets include a variety of items aimed at growing your financial and economic security through housing, transportation, healthcare, education, financial management, or business development. Fostering Financial Success matches can not be used for on-going expenses, or appliance, technology, or vehicle repairs.

A look at what you can match

Meet the Instructor

Jason is an Ivy Tech Professor by night and an
Entrepreneur by day

In addition to enjoying Supply Chain, Accounting, and Finance,
I enjoy spending time with my wife and friends! When not on the
hunt for the newest, best restaurant in town with my hot date, you can
most likely find me either playing basketball or rehabbing from some
basketball-related injury

How to get involved

If you are a provider and would like to refer a youth, click refer.

If you are a young person and would like to refer yourself for the program, click self refer.


Referrals for the upcoming training for Southern Indiana are now closed

This training will take place March 22nd- April 12th.

Contact Hannah Milner for more

Financial Empowerment Coordinator

hannah@fostersuccess.org 317.504.1503
(o) 317.917.8940 ext. 105

Foster Success

Foster Success

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